Cloaked In Decay takes both traditional and avant-garde black metal and fuses it with a chaotic barrage of dark death metal riffs, laced with hooks and grooves. This five track EP offers Grethor's most diverse, compelling release yet, complete with crushing doom riffs, high-octane blasting and bleak melodic passages.
The EP's lyrics are inspired by the 1895 novel “The King in Yellow” by Robert W. Chambers: a series of short stories, of which four of them are about the eponymous forbidden play that spurs despair and insanity to those who read it. Cloaked In Decay also warns of the ills of religion, man’s existential crises and cosmic horror.
released April 21, 2015
Drums tracked at “Lady of Noise” in Frederick, MD August 2014
Engineered by Jason Hiner
Guitars and bass tracked in Ashburn, VA at Anthony’s Studio and Bethesda, MD at Simon’s Studio
September 2014 – January 2015
Vocals tracked in Takoma Park, MD and McLean, VA
Reamped and mixed in Bethesda, MD December 2014-January 2015
Engineered by Simon Callahan
Additional engineering by Joseph Mitra
Mixed by Simon Callahan
Mastered at “The Thousand Caves” studios in Queens, NY February 2015
Mastered by Colin Marston
Artwork and Design by Niklas Sundin
Layout by Anthony Rouse
Additional vocals on “Wraith” courtesy of Davis Mullen
Additional vocals on “Misery of Ignorance” courtesy of Bill Calomiris
Samples and effects taken from
Composed by klangfabrik and hubertmichel
Obtained from freesounds.org
Licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution
Track 1 written by Anthony Rouse and Nick Rothe. Track 3 written by Anthony Rouse and Bobby Lute. Track 2 written by Anthony Rouse with additional contributions from Jamie Barnes. Tracks 4 and 5 written by Anthony Rouse.
Track 6 is a re-recording of 'Monody for Artemis'. Originally written by Bobby Lute. Leads written by Brian Frost and Anthony Rouse.
All bass parts written by Nick Rothe. Leads written and performed by Brian Frost and Anthony Rouse. All lyrics by Marcus Lawrence.
Inspired by the 1895 novel “The King in Yellow” by Robert W. Chambers.
Produced by Simon Callahan and Grethor
Marcus Lawrence - Vocals
Anthony Rouse - Drums
Nick Rothe - Bass
Michael Lewis - Guitar
Brian Frost - Guitar